St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, June 24, The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, "Receptivity and Wonder"
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - MONDAY, JUNE 18 – FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Join us for our Summer VBS! It's a week packed full with Mass, games, bible stories, snacks, crafts, and a family picnic! K - 5th Grade. Cost $35 for individual; $60 for family. 8:30 am -12:00 pm each day. Family Picnic on Friday, June 22 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Register in-person!

VBS NEEDS SNACKS
The children who participate in VBS get a snack each morning; so we need your help in supplying those snacks. The things we need most are: mini-pretzels, goldfish crackers, rice cereal, gummy worms, animal crackers, string cheese, mini-marshmallows, small bottles of hand sanitizer, paper towel, and small paper cups. There will be a table in the church entry (narthex) where donations may be placed. Thank you!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL INSTALLATION MASS AND DINNER - THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 5:00 PM, ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
The Knights of Columbus cordially invite you to their annual installation of officers and Mass followed by dinner and celebration for our departing Grand Knight Ken Marshall on Thursday, June 21. Mass will start at 5:00 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2725 Elm St, Napa. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm following Mass and installation of officers, and consist of pork loin, roasted potatoes, and rolls. Cost for adults is $20, or $50 per family. Please call Connie Bourcher at (707)255-7968 or email Bob Roche at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please note, reservations are required.

DATE NIGHT - FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 7:00 PM
Date Night is this Friday, June 22, 7:00 pm. Join us in the hall for wine and snacks followed by the program at 7:30 pm. All married and engaged couples are invited as we review and discuss Familiaris Consortio, Saint John Paul II's landmark document on marriage and family life in the modern world. Child care is available, but please RSVP if you will be bringing children. Call or text (707)738-4535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

HOSPITALITY SUNDAY COORDINATOR NEEDED
Hospitality Sunday is a special time where our parishioner families have the opportunity to meet and spend time with each other. Hospitality Sunday occurs on the First Sunday of each month from September to June from 7:00 am through 1:00 pm. One or two volunteers are needed to coordinate. The duties are - cover tables, prepare coffee, set out donuts / donuts, with fixings, and beverages. This is done in coordination with the parish office. Training is provided. This could be an opportunity for a school family to get service hours. Only once a month. Please contact the parish office for details (707)-257-2555.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!
 

SEMINARIANS BURSE - SUPPORT DIOCESAN VOCATIONS 
Bishop Vasa has created a Seminarian's Burse to assist in the costs of educating tomorrow's priests. Donations may be made in memory of a departed priest. Donations have already been made in memory of Monsignor William Hynes (1925-2018) and Father Michael Kelly (1951-2015).

PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED!
Are you registered at St. Apollinaris? If not, you can do so on this website or at the Parish Office. Forms are also available in the back of the church. If you have changed your address or phone number, please let us know. Church envelopes are also available at the Parish Office. Thank you.

YOUTH GROUP MEETS EVERY SUNDAY AT 5:30 PM MASS
Come and join other teens on Sunday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. We start with Mass and then go to the Youth Room for fellowship. Every Sunday includes Mass, activities, food, fellowship, prayer, and discussion.

COA Santa Rose CAONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
The Ministry Appeal is our way to support the many services that the Diocese provides to our parishes. When we reach our goal of $71,812.00 in paid pledges, 100% of the additional funds received will be returned to us for our own projects. Donation envelopes are also available in the vestibule. You can also donate online at http://www.srdiocese.org. Please be as generous as your means allow. Thank you for your support.

FEAST OF SAINT APOLLINARIS – FRIDAY, JULY 20
Friday, July 20 is the feast day of our parish patron, Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna. Join us for Mass at 7:00 am or 8:45 am, followed by solemn exposition of a relic from this 1st century Bishop and Martyr.

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PHOTOS FROM OUR JUNE 3 PARISH CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
Photographs from our Saint Apollinaris parish Corpus Christi Procession can be viewed online here.

WESTERN RELIGION AND SCIENCE - DR. ALLAMANDOLA
Dr. Allamandola's Third Saturday Faith and Culture talk on "Western Religion and Science" is available online here."Jesus loves us so much that He constantly renews His work of Redemption.

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 
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MAY 19, 9:30 AM
Dr. Louis Allamandola
"Western Religion and Science"

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AUGUST 19, 9:30 AM
Greg Tarcynski
"Being and Time"
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.